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Psychology Counseling LPC
PCN 3 Theories of Counseling: Intro 3.00 Units
This is an introductory course to the theories and concepts, as well as the historical foundations of counseling with an emphasis on fundamental principles of the therapeutic process. There will be a major focus on multicultural principles and major diagnostic categories, problems, and solutions relating to recovery in counseling. Ethics in counseling, as well as legal implications will also be introduced and examined.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 
PCN 5 Intro. Social Wk & Human Serv. 3.00 Units
An introductory overview of social welfare and the societal institutions in the U.S. that structure the provision of social services. The course presents a historical perspective on the development of U.S. social work and human services. Special attention is given to the evolution of social welfare programs and institutions, major U.S. court decisions, contemporary social problems, current service delivery systems, policies, procedures, and the tasks of culturally responsive social workers and human service workers within those settings. Strongly Recommended: ENG 1A completed with a grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 
PCN 10 Career and Educ. Planning 2.00 Units
Exploration of the concept of career, educational and life planning focusing on personal career development through self-assessment. Emphasis on clarification of individual interests, values, needs, abilities and decision making styles, investigation of occupational opportunities in the world of work, and introduction to job search strategies, resume writing and interview skills. Designed for those undecided or uncertain about their career and educational plans.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 
PCN 13 Multicultural Issues: America 3.00 Units
Exploration of issues relating to the multicultural community in which we live today. Interpersonal relations and communication. Focus on improving individuals understanding of other cultures and how those cultures impact the American lifestyle. Includes exploration of myths and misunderstandings. Discussion of four specific cultures or sub-cultures from the following groups: 1)African-American, 2) Asian-American, 3) Hispanic-American, 4) Native-American, 5) Middle Eastern-American, 6) European-American, 7) Gay/Lesbian American, 8) Disabled American.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 
PCN 15 College Study Skills 2.00 Units
A review of study skill techniques for success in college. Topics include college culture and resources, time management, personal learning style, organization, note-taking and test-preparation strategies. Includes practice and evaluation of study skill techniques.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 
PCN 18 University Transfer Planning .50 to 1.00 Unit
Introduction to the resources and planning process needed to ease transition from community college to a four-year college or university. Development of a transfer action plan. Preparation for major and general education requirements. Application cycles and important deadlines. Recommended for those transferring to four-year colleges or universities.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 
PCN 28 Orientation for Intl. Students 1.00 Unit
Exploration of practical strategies for academic success and to experience a positive transition into the American educational system and culture focusing on the new international student. Examines goal setting, cultural adjustment, college policies, graduation requirements, campus resources, programs and services, student rights and responsibilities, introduction to the California systems of higher education, student educational planning and other topics as needs are identified. Designed for first time international college students in order to enhance their transition into American society and maximize successful matriculation through college toward their academic goals.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 
PCN 30 Student Success:College Exp. 3.00 Units
This course explores concepts, knowledge, and skills relevant to college success. Students will engage in critical analysis on a variety of topics, including motivation, decision making, interpersonal communication, multicultural awareness, and learning theory. Problem solving strategies will be applied to areas including goal setting, career development, wellness, and accessing campus resources.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 
PCN 35 Drugs, Health, and Society 3.00 Units
This course provides an overview of the epidemiology and toxicology of substance abuse and its relevance to personal and public health. Students will be introduced to the concept of substance abuse and dependence, the definition of licit and illicit drugs, and the pharmacologic, neurologic and physiologic effects of selected substances on the human brain. Political, social and economic factors involved in the supply and demand for drugs will be discussed. Epidemiologic data on the prevalence, incidence, and trends of smoking, alcohol, prescription and other drug dependencies in the U.S. will be covered, as well as risk factors associated with the use and abuse of these substances. Current options for recovery and a survey of local resources will be reviewed. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENG 1A
College: Las Positas College
Division: Psych-Counseling - LPC
 

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